Active Duty Mil CCW discount in FL?

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    Active Duty Mil CCW discount in FL?

    I am still a resident of TX and was PCS'd to NAS Pensacola shortly after going active duty so I did not have time to take my CHL class in Texas. There all active duty have their paperwork processing fee waived by the state and all you are responsible for are the actual class costs. Here in FL I can't find any info for it but its looking like its $117 + class no matter what. Am I just better off waiting for a time I take leave and get my CHL back in TX?

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    if you have your dd214 you don't need to take a class, there is no discount from the fees

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    Clarification: If you have a DD214 showing "firearms qualification" (marksmanship ribbons, etc.) it is accepted in lieu of ccw class. Sounds like you are new to the service and may not have a 214. You need something to show you've received firearms training in the service, either pistol or rifle. 16" battleship guns don't count.

    The fee remains the same ($117) but part of that is the fingerprinting. If you can get the proper form and have it done at the SPs, you may save yourself some additional $$.
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    When I was stationed in FL, I just sent in a copy of the front of my ID card which was accepted as proof of training. However, here's what the actual instructions from the application form say:

    "active-duty military personnel may submit copies of any of the following documents that confirm your experience with a
    firearm gained during your service: military orders including call to active-duty letter; a statement of military service signed
    by, or at the direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters which identifies
    you and provides your date of entry on your current active-duty period;"

    Your orderly room or equivalent can generate a quick statement of service. I believe that you can generate one in the USAF from the vMPF website. These have many other uses, including getting VA-secured home loans.
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    Awesome, thanks for the help guys!

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    Oh, forgot about the other part of your question. No discount for active duty, but you can get your fingerprints done by the base security police. Be sure that you note the address of the fingerprinting unit on the card per the instructions.
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    Finger Prints

    You can use a 522 (showing you qualified on a weapon) instead of a DD214. You can also get everything done at once (picture, fingerprints and electronic filing) if you do it at a local Department of Ag office. In Fort Walton Beach there is one, I would assume there is also on in P'cola I had a six day wait until it showed up in the mail.

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    I have many colleagues at the base that have used their CAC cards (active duty) as proof of training and none have been rejected.
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    Base security does not do fingerprints for the purpose of CCW. When you go to the office they have a sign that explains this. This is for NAS Pensacola anyway.

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    Also, your ID card alone works perfectly. I just received my Florida permit this week. Took 10 days to get it back. But I also set an appointment and went to the Ft. Walton Beach regional office. My friend mailed his application and it took about 3 months for him to receive his. The appointment wait is usually about a month out, but you can always call and ask if they have any cancellations ahead of time. It's about an hour drive from Pcola but its a much more streamlined process and it will save you waiting time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pikappant82 View Post
    Base security does not do fingerprints for the purpose of CCW. When you go to the office they have a sign that explains this. This is for NAS Pensacola anyway.
    Sounds base specific. I had no trouble at Patrick AFB, FL, Andrews AFB, MD, or Fort Meyer, VA. All were happy to help within the days and hours that the service was available. Ft. Meyer is like two days a week I think. Don't remember the rest.
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    From a processing time standpoint, you're better off having the prints done electronically at the branch office than you are submitting a paper card.
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